Spinal Decompression Therapy
What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?
Spinal decompression devices use the same basic principle of spinal traction that has been offered by chiropractors, osteopaths, and other appropriately trained health professionals for many years. Spinal decompression therapy and traction are the new innovative, less costly ways of treating low back pain.
During a spinal decompression therapy session, the spine is stretched using a traction table or similar motorized device with the goal of relieving lower back pain. The decompression creates negative pressure, causing a vacuum effect inside the disc to draw in bulging or extruding discs and to take pressure off pinched nerves.
To learn more about how spinal decompression therapy can help you, call our office at (239) 437-4000 to make an appointment.
How Does Spinal Decompression Therapy Work?
Back pain often affects everyday life, including the ability to work or exercise. Many people are interested in non-surgical options for back pain due to the complications which can arise from surgery or injections.
Both traction and decompression therapy are applied with the goals of relieving pain and promoting an optimal healing environment for bulging, degenerating, or herniated discs.
What Are the Benefits of Spinal Decompression Therapy?
The benefits of spinal decompression and traction over back surgery are overwhelming: not only do spinal decompression and traction help with low back pain, but they also help to mobilize healthy joints, bring in blood flow to the disc and spinal joints in order to promote a healthier spine, and prevent the onset of arthritis.
Over time, spinal decompression therapy creates space between the vertebrae or spinal bones to allow the herniated or bulging disc to retract and repair itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
Conditions That Can Be Treated With Spinal Decompression Therapy
College Parkway Health Center offers spinal traction and decompression to treat various forms of low back pain:
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Back pain
- Leg pain
- Neck pain
- Arm pain, numbness, and tingling
- Stenosis or Sciatica
- Degenerative disc disorders